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Morehead State University (Department of Nursing)




MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Morehead State University Department of Nursing is to promote health and well-being among the people of Northeastern and Eastern Kentucky, the greater Commonwealth, and extending to those whom our graduates serve in our global community. In an academic environment that is responsive to health care changes situated within respective cultures, it is through excellence in nursing education at the associate and baccalaureate programs, service, and commitment to scholarly activities that this mission is accomplished.




School name:Morehead State UniversityDepartment of Nursing
Address:234 Reed Hall
Zip & city:KY 40351 Kentucky
Phone:(606) 783-2641
Web:http://www.moreheadstate.edu/nursing/index.aspx?id=5178
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Department of Nursing Courses


NURSING DIAGNOSTIC SEMINAR
This course is designed to assess the student's nursing knowledge. Based on the assessment results, the faculty will provide review, guidance, and learning experiences to assist the student in meeting identified learning needs.

WELLNESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION
This course emphasizes wellness, health promotion, and health maintenance strategies that can reduced morbidity and mortality, and promote healthy lifestyles of individuals and families from diverse cultures across the lifespan. Students are introduced to the application of professional nursing standards and the use of the nursing process.

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING
This course provides a foundation for progression through the program and introduces basic biopsychosocial and health assessment skills needed for the role and function of the professional nurse. Fundamental concepts of therapeutic communication and pharmacology are included.

FAMILY HEALTH NURSING
This course emphasizes theories and concepts related to the childbearing and childrearing families from diverse cultures. Using the nursing process, students promote family health with a focus on health promotion and maintenance during pregnancy and in children from birth through adolescence.

COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING CARE
This course emphasizes health promotion, disease prevention, national health objectives and the role of the nurse in providing community-oriented care for healthy individuals, families, and groups from diverse cultures across the lifespan.

CARE OF OLDER ADULTS
In the provision of nursing care, emphasis is on health promotion and health maintenance strategies for the physical, developmental and psychosocial dimensions of the older adult from diverse cultures.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
This course emphasizes theories and concepts related to the nursing care of individuals and families who have alterations in mental health. Using the nursing process, students participate in an interdisciplinary approach in the provision of nursing care to individuals and families. Emphasis is placed on interpersonal functioning and ethical issues that are relevant to mental health care.

ACUTE ALTERATIONS IN ADULT HEALTH I
This course is the first in a two part series of courses in acute alterations in adult health. The focus of this course is on providing care with an interdisciplinary approach to individuals and families of diverse cultures, throughout the lifespan, who have common acute alterations in health. Focus is also placed on ethical issues that are prevalent in the acute care setting.

ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT
This course focuses on advanced performance of comprehensive physical and psychosocial health assessments are related to the role and function of the professional nurse. Emphasis is on wellness, health promotion and health maintenance strategies for individuals from diverse cultures across the lifespan. Students build upon the foundation of previous assessment skills.

TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
Emphasis of this course is on the socialization and role transition of the registered nurse to professional nursing. Essential content includes concepts and theories of health, professional nursing standards, culture, and community based care and the nursing process.

INTRODUCTION TO NURSING RESEARCH
An introduction to the research process and utilization of nursing research as the basis for professional nursing practice. Focus is on the critiquing of nursing research to determine reliability and validity.

ACUTE ALTERATIONS IN ADULT HEALTH II
This course is a continuation of Acute Alterations in Adult Health I. This course focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to providing nursing care for individuals and families of diverse cultures throughout the lifespan, who have complex acute alterations in health. Emphasis is placed on progressive measures that sustain life and the ethical issues that are prevalent in the acute care setting.

CHRONIC ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH
This course focuses on the provision of nursing care to persons across the lifespan who are experiencing a variety of chronic alterations in health/terminal innesses. Emphasis is placed on current and emerging issues in health care delivery.

PUBLIC HEALTH
This course is designed to study and apply the public health core functions and the essential services of public health to wellness promotion and disease prevnention frameworks of diverse populations. Emphasis is placed on application and assessment of the core functions.

NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
The role and function of the professional nurse as a manager in nursing care is studied in relation to leadership and management theories, strategies and principles of management.

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING
Opportunity for in-depth study in an area of special interest in nursing.

ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICUM
This course is the senior capstone course of the BNP. This course provides an opportunity to demonstrate the application of critical thinking skills through the nursing process, in the planning and provision of nursing care for patients at any stage of the lifespan experiencing health alterations. This will do done in a supervised setting and will meet the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) integrated practicum requirement. This course focuses on facilitating an interdisciplinary approach to provide and manage nursing care for individuals and families of diverse cultures throughout the lifespan, who have alterations in health. This course satisfies the integrative component for general education.

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